Another man came to the woman’s aid and the suspect ran off with the bag.
Trustees will now develop the building’s unique spaces as a vibrant and sustainable place for “people to connect, create and celebrate”.
Throughout December, Scottish Water will be highlighting the benefits of topping up from the tap during the festive season, encouraging people to stay hydrated on the go for the benefit of their health, their pocket and the environment.
Hundreds of households in the city struggle with fuel poverty – where more than 10 per cent of income goes on heating.
Claire Bothwell, 40, who is married with three young children, has been diagnosed with two types of cancer.
Teacher Victoria Moir said the children – or digital leaders as they are known – have been driving the fundraising.
The event, part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, was rounded off by speeches and a pipe band performance.
It means the hundreds of school children and community groups who use the space will have a base with running water and electricity for the first time.
The ensemble takes its cue from its late founder, pianist Misha Mengelberg, who died in 2017.
To mark the occasion the arts hub has commissioned an exterior light installation called ‘New Glasgow’.